Here you can find setup information for your chosen VPN and also how to fix any problems you might encounter.
This setup guide should be usable for Android TV boxes, Android TVs and other non-phone-tablet-Android devices.
You WILL need a USB flash drive and a spare USB port on your Android TV box/Android TV.
Panasonic Android TVs sold outside of the UK, cannot load UK Apps - they're restricted by model numbers, E sold in Europe B sold in the UK - not without side-loading from unofficial sources
Retrieve your VPN username and VPN password from the 'My Services' section of the Client Area:
Please note, the below is a screenshot of the Client Area. Use the link above, to access the Client Area.
Connect the USB flash drive to your computer, make sure it is formatted as 'FAT32'
!!!!!!!!! THIS WILL WIPE THE FLASH DRIVE !!!!!!!!!
On your computer, open the appropriate link below, the links contain our OpenVPN configuration files:
There are 2 different types of configuration files, if you are connecting from a restricted location (UAE, Saudi, China, Egypt, etc) please use the 'NoHosts' link shown below.
With the link in Step 3 open, you will see a list of configuration files, similar to the below screenshot.
You should select the location you want to appear to be in; UK for UK sites, USA for USA sites, etc.
Tap on an option name, to download that configuration file. The configuration file will then be downloaded to your computer.
Which options should I use?!
Save the .ovpn file downloaded above on to your USB flash drive
Eject the USB flash drive, from your computer
Now, moving on to the Android TV box or Android TV.
Plug the USB flash drive, into your Android TV box, Android TV.
You may see some form of acknowledgement 'USB drive connected or similar' on the TV screen
If the TV asks 'would you like to browse…the drive now?' Select 'No'
Install 'OpenVPN for Android' from the Google Play Store
Once installed open/launch 'OpenVPN for Android'
With 'OpenVPN for Android' running, along the top of the screen, usually top-right, click the '+' icon
In the 'Add Profile' box that appears, enter any name you like, perhaps 'SV', then click 'IMPORT'
You may see a prompt 'Allow OpenVPN for Android to access … on your device' click 'Allow'
You will then see a list of directories/folders
The USB drive will usually be called something like '/storage/d82a-1619', select/enter this folder.
N.B. '/storage/emulated/0' is the drive on the TV, NOT the USB Flash drive
After entering the USB flash drive folder, you should hopefully see the '.ovpn' file you saved to the flash drive on your computer
Scroll down and select the '.ovpn' file, then click 'SELECT' at the bottom of the screen
The screen will then say 'Convert Config File', you can leave the defaults as they are
Click the floppy disc icon, bottom right, to complete the import
You will be returned to the 'OpenVPN for Android' main screen, with 'Profiles' selected
You should see the profile that you imported above, under the 'Profiles' heading/tab
Scroll down, so the profile is selected, then press select/enter
A screen may pop up 'connection request … wants to setup a VPN', click 'OK'
A 'Need password' screen will be shown, requesting your VPN username/password
Enter your VPN username/password, be careful with typing
Enable 'Save Password'
Click 'OK' and the VPN should attempt to connect
If you see 'AUTH_FAILED' there was probably a mistake in the VPN username/password entered
If it shows 'Initialization sequnce completed', the VPN connected successfully
Press 'back up' to go back to the main 'OpenVPN for Android' screen
You can now remove the USB flash drive from the TV.
To enable the VPN to connect automatically, along the top of the screen showing Profiles, Graph, Settings, Scroll right to select Settings
Enabled 'Default VPN' and select the required profile
Enable 'Keep VPN Connected'
The VPN should then be started automatically on boot and be reconnected should it get disconnected